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What is Social Position
Social position is on of the basic terms of social psychology. It is a position in a social system, respectively in its structure. The specific position entails a specifi set of rights and duties. The social position always includes social role and social status.

Social position is on of the basic terms of the social psychology. It is a position in a social system, respectively in its structure. The specific position entails a specifi set of rights and duties. The social position always includes:

  • Social role - expected behavior in a relation to the position (duties)
  • Social status - authority, power, prestige in a relation to the position (rights)

Role and status are mutually inseperable. It is front and back of the same coin (Geist, 2000)

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Last update: 09.12.2015

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